In the morning, projects continued. Here Suzanne and Morgan release marked butterflies.
And Emily continued her ant survey.
Meanwhile, a brilliant hummingbird resting between bouts of feeding.
A well-protected caterpillar.
This thinner-than-pencil-thin Green Vine Snake blends in really well.
It stayed very still, hoping that we wouldn't notice it.
The it tired of our attention and decided to leave. Very quickly!
That afternoon, we hiked up to a second station owed by Osa Conservation
, one high above the Pacific Ocean.
Alfredo surveys the creek for a tamandua (anteater). No luck yet.
We saw squirrel monkeys on the climb up. That's the thord species of monkey that we;ve seen. And the howler monkeys, yet unseen, have awakened us every morning. So that's all four species in Costa Rica.
Once we reached the top, the view was spectacular...
... with a panorama of the Pacific Ocean.
Plus this is the site where minor infractions are summarily punished.
When we returned to the compound, we found the male White-nosed Coati continuing his foraging around the compound.
A red-eyed tree frog in the heliconias in the compound.
Another hidden tree frog.